Mann Whitney U-test was used to compare BF, BV, and PS values between thymoma, thymic hyperplasia, lymphoma, and all malignant tumors (including lymphoma, thymic carcinoma
, and invasive lung cancer).
In our case, it was a manifestation of a paraneoplastic syndrome caused by thymic carcinoma
. Although rare, thymic carcinomas
can cause distant manifestations and are discovered when nonspecific symptoms start to emerge.
Muller et al., "Thymic epithelial tumors: comparison of CT and MR imaging findings of low risk thymomas, high-risk thymomas, and thymic carcinomas
," European Journal of Radiology, vol.
Shibusa et al., "Parathyroid-hormonerelated-protein-producing thymic carcinoma
presenting as a giant extrathoracic mass," Respiration, vol.
Among them, thymic carcinoma
is an aggressive epithelial tumor of thymic origin which is associated with a high degree of histological anaplasia, obvious cell atypia, high proliferative activity, and tendency for extensive metastasis (intra/extrathoracic) as compared to thymoma [16,17].
On histopathology it was found that 11 were in benign lesion and 2 were in malignant lesion, that is, mediastinal extension of papillary carcinoma of thyroid and thymic carcinoma
. Calcification in malignant lesion was not common.
is a rare primary tumor which is able to invade the local tissue aggressively and produce distant metastasis .
The patient underwent mediastinoscopy with biopsy, the pathologic result of which was reported to be thymic carcinoma
* FDG PET/CT may be considered for staging of thymic carcinoma
The characteristics, prognostic factors and survival of all patients with histologically proven thymoma or thymic carcinoma
(treated and followed-up between January 1987 and December 2008) were analyzed.
John Wayne King, renowned as a linguist who researched Tombonuo/Sungai and other Paitanic languages of Sabah, passed away on 20 September 2014 at Ochsner Medical Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA, after a hard battle with thymic carcinoma
The book is divided into thirteen sections: I and II cover inherited and acquired red cell disorders; III inherited white cell and platelet disorders; IV infectious disorders, V hemostatic disorders; VI bone marrow failure syndromes; VII reactive lymphadenopathies; VIII reactive histiocyticlymphoproliferative disorders; XI myeloid neoplasms; XII histiocytoic and dendritic cell neoplasms; and XIII is thymoma and thymic carcinoma
.Hematopathology is an invaluable resource for hematopathologists, general pathologists, and students.